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Making waves in the national festival circuit, the Lexington film “Proud Citizen” rejects traditional film-making notions – and calls into question preconceived notions of Southern... more

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Making waves in the national festival circuit, the Lexington film “Proud Citizen” rejects traditional film-making notions – and calls into question preconceived notions of Southern... more

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Lexington, KY - My first "Flick Picks" column appeared in April 1999. I reviewed "EDtv" and "Sliding Doors." Eleven years and 416 movies later, give or take, I've decided to step down as film critic and return to being... more

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Lexington, KY - The nominations for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards were announced on Feb. 2, but we here at this magazine had an early deadline. Instead of missing out on the fun, here's my attempt to predict... more

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Lexington, KY - This month, we continue our early look at Oscar hopefuls. The list of candidates for best picture will be expanded to 10 nominees for the first time this year, opening the door for less mainstream films,... more

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Lexington, KY - Movies with serious Oscar ambitions tend to bunch up toward the end of the year. For the first time, the Academy will nominate 10 films this year for best picture honors, which gives long shots a chance... more

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Lexington, KY - After a five-year absence, Hollywood returned to central Kentucky this fall. Thanks to a new tax credit recently passed by the general assembly, the Disney film "Secretariat" moved its production here... more

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District 9 Movie aliens through the years have come in all shapes and sizes. There have been the good ("ET"), the bad ("War of the Worlds") and now the ugly.In "District 9," the aliens are truly ugly, and... more

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The Hurt Locker Alfred Hitchcock reportedly once said, "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." "The Hurt Locker" is totally built on that premise.Jeremy Renner plays Staff Sgt.... more

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Away We Go Big and noisy blockbusters typically rule the summer box office. So a small, quirky, relationship-driven movie can be a refreshing change. "Away We Go" aspires to be that kind of picture. And, after... more

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Lexington, KY - by tim hill | flick picks ColumnistThe highs and lows of summer moviegoing are on ample display at theatres this month. Here are a couple of midsummer nightmares, and one dream of a film.Drag... more

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Lexington, KY Summer began early this year. Three big movies with high hopes and eager fans, me included, opened in May. The verdict? I suppose one out of three isn't bad.Star Trek Tinkering... more

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Lexington, KY - Recession? What recession? That's what local filmmakers are saying about making movies in tough economic times. Recently I checked in with two local Kentucky filmmakers I have covered in past columns... more

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Lexington, KY - The serious movies of award season are behind us, and summer blockbusters are still on the horizon. But three recent thrillers have appeared in theaters to wake us from our winter hibernation.The... more

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Lexington, KY - The voters have spoken. As I predicted last month, "Slumdog Millionaire" overwhelmed the Oscar competition to win best picture and best director. In all, it won a total of eight awards. I may not have... more

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Lexington, KY - It's Oscar season, time to focus on great movies and great acting. Usually the two are inseparable. But, for whatever reason, not this year. In 2008, great performances have not automatically produced... more

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Lexington, KY - Normally in this column I focus on films that play on the big screen. But the efforts of one TV network-HBO-to produce movies for the small screen has yielded some truly spectacular results. The quality... more

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A Winchester woman was going through the belongings of her late mother when she came across a carefully preserved newspaper page wrapped in plastic. It was a full-page spread of the Lexington Herald, dated Oct. 1, 1922, announcing the... more

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There are movies. And then there are movie experiences. "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is truly a movie experience. It's not what happens on the screen, but what happens in the audience, in the aisles and on stage in front of the screen... more

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This month, I discover an outrageous comedy in, of all places, the bloody jungle battlefields of Southeast Asia. Then, in an abrupt about face, I preview a somber documentary on the impact of war that premieres in Lexington this month.... more

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